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Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reaffirmed his club's interest in signing Marco Reus from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
Reus can leave the Westphalians for a set fee, reported by Bayern to be 25million euros, and Rummenigge has already stated his club's interest.
Ahead of the weekend's league clash between the two sides, he admits there is no sign of an improvement on the tense relations between the clubs, with Dortmund's management refusing to sit around a table with the Bavarians this weekend.
– Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
We know what quality he has and we also know what clause he has.
A young, Germany international with such quality is probably interesting for us, but I don't want to cause any ill-feeling with Dortmund.
Borussia Dortmund have informed us that they don't see any point in eating together with Bayern Munich. Of course our relationship with Dortmund is not good.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp said his side's football was "pointless" after they fell to their fifth defeat of the season on Saturday.
A 2-1 loss at Cologne plummeted the club into their "worst situation in years", in the words of director of sport Michael Zorc, and Klopp did not beat about the bush either.
– Jurgen Klopp
We played a kind of football which is absolutely pointless.
We misplaced so many passes in the first half and made simple mistakes which can be explained in a whole host of ways, but still should not be happening.
We've just got to face the music once again.
Shinji Kagawa admitted it was "difficult to describe" how he was feeling after his fairy-tale return to Borussia Dortmund.
The Japanese midfielder scored on his second debut for the club he re-joined from Manchester United this summer and also played a part in the first goal of a 3-1 win over Freiburg.
– Shinji Kagawa
What I feel right now is difficult to describe.
But it's definitely a feeling of great joy to have been able to play in this stadium again. I had goosebumps.
When the whole South Stand called my name, it was an indescribable feeling.
It was a very warm-hearted welcome. The fans had already welcomed me back and that gave me even more motivation to play well for them, and I think I managed that against Freiburg.
Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus has been ruled out for a month with the ankle ligament injury he suffered during Germany's 2-1 win over Scotland on Sunday.
The 25-year-old will miss Dortmund's Champions League ties with Arsenal and Anderlecht as well as up to five Bundesliga encounters due to the injury.